I made another interesting Twitter find this week: the American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE. The ASIDE blog has many ideas for innovation in the classroom. This week they have featured an article about teaching entrepreneurship, an idea that was brought up by the International Society for Technology in Education’s LinkedIn group. The ASIDE blog post for August 10th addresses the question of whether or not entrepreneurial skills should be taught in schools.
This question is important to building positive relationships because autonomy is one of the hallmarks of interest and motivation as it relates to being creative. Being an entrepreneur relies heavily on one’s ability to do things for oneself and being responsible enough to handle the freedom of being autonomous. Entrepreneurship requires all of the skills that we have been discussing, and is another strong argument for creativity in the classroom.